Rugby League Planet - 1960 Rugby League World Cup

1960 Rugby League World Cup Great Britain beat Australia to secure World Cup

1960 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OVERVIEW

Host Nation - Great Britain

Number of Teams - 4

Highest Crowd - 32,773 Bradford, England

Average Crowd - 18,366

Total Crowd - 110,200

1960 RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP OVERVIEW

Host Nation - Great Britain

Number of Teams - 4

Highest Crowd - 32,773 Bradford, England

Average Crowd - 18,366

Total Crowd - 110,200

1960 World Cup Snapshot - Great Britain hosted the World Cup for the first time in 1960. All the games took place in rugby league strongholds in the north of England. Matches were well attended with the game between Great Britain and Australia determining the World Cup Champions. In a spiteful match played on a muddy Odsal oval, 32,773 spectators turned out to see Great Britain defeat Australia 10 - 3. No final was played and Great Britain were declared World champions for the second time.

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1960 Rugby League World Cup teams

 

1960 Rugby League World Cup teams

1960 Rugby League World Cup Pool Rounds

Game 1: Sep 24th Great Britain 23 - New Zealand 8, Location - Bradford, England, Crowd - 20,577

Game 2: Sep 24th Australia 13 - France 12, Location - Wigan, England, Crowd - 20,278

Game 3: Oct 1st Great Britain 33 - France 7 Location - Swinton, England, Crowd - 22,923

Game 4: Oct 1st Australia 21 - New Zealand 15, Location - Leeds, England, Crowd - 10,773

Game 5: Oct 8th Great Britain 10 - Australia 3, Location - Bradford, England, Crowd - 32,773

Game 6: Oct 8th New Zealand 9 - France 0, Location - Wigan, England Crowd - 2,876

Final Table

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
PTS

 Great Britain

3
3
0
0
66
18
6

 Australia

3
2
0
1
37
37
4
 New Zealand
3
1
0
2
32
44
2
 France
3
0
0
3
19
55
0

 

 

 

 

1960 Rugby League World Cup Final

Top team automatic champions, no final played.

1960 Rugby League World Cup Champions: Great Britain

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